I am hopeless with the ladies and would appreciate some advice from our female forum members:

What is the best way to show a woman that you are attracted to her whilst remaining a gentleman?

I was told by my female relative it is just saying hello and using their name, what do you think?

And what is the best way to ask a woman out without being too forward?

The last time I met a nice Germanic girl I was so overwhelmed about what to do I did nothing and have regretted it ever since, so I don’t want to let it happen again.

Thanks